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Plymouth in Devon County, England, United Kingdom
 

Plymouth RAF Monument

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, August 4, 2018
1. Plymouth RAF Monument
Inscription.
Royal Air Force
Commonwealth & Allied Air Forces
1939 – 1945

Tribute
To All Men and Women of Great Britain
Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand
Rhodesia and South Africa.
Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Denmark,
France, Greece, The Netherlands.
Norway and Poland
The United States of America.
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
& Those of Many Other Nations Who Served
In All Commands Of The Royal Air Force,
Commonwealth and Allied Air Forces
During the Second World War.

Their Courage Skill and Devotion to Duty
Was of the Highest Order
By Winning the Battle of Britain, the Men
And Women of Fighter and Other Commands
Saved This Country from Invasion in 1940.
“Never in the Field of Human Conflict Has So
Much Been Owed by So Many to So Few”
      Churchill

Coastal Command Played a Vital Role In
Keeping the Sea Lanes Open.
The Commands in the Middle East, Africa and
The Far East Made Great Contributions
Towards Final Victory.
From the Outbreak of War the Bomber
Offensive Steadily Increased and After the
Formation of the Pathfinder Group in 1942
Very Severe Damage was Inflicted on the
Enemy by the Constant Night and Day
Operations
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By Michael Herrick, August 4, 2018
2. Plymouth RAF Monument
( stones at the base )
Carried Out By Bomber Command
And The United States Air Force.
Control of the Skies Over Europe in 1944
Was a Vital Factor to the Success of the
Normandy Landings. The Combined Efforts of
Tactical and Bomber Commands and
The United States Air Force then Spearheaded
The Allied Advance Across Europe.
The Inspired Leadership of Bennett, Dowding
Harris, Portal, Slessor and Tedder of the
Royal Air Force and Arnold, Eaker & Spaatz
Of the United States Air Force Paved the Way
To Victory in 1945.

“Now at Last the Bomber Commands have Won
The Air Battle of Europe Opening the Path
For Victory and Freedom for the Enslaved
Countries of Europe.”
      Churchill 1945.

Honour
107,000 Members of the Royal Air Force.
84,000 Members of the United States Air Force.
42,200 Members of the Soviet Air Force.
Who Made The Ultimate Sacrifice.

( bottom plaque )
They Flew By Day and Night
And Gave Their Lives to Keep Forever Bright
That Precious Light.
Freedom.

( small stone at the base )
In Memory Of
Those Who
Since 1945
Have Continued
The Fight
For Freedom

( large stone at the base )
Royal Air Force Command Losses
1939
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By Michael Herrick, August 4, 2018
3. Plymouth RAF Monument
— 1945
Ferry   209 · Maintenance   662 · Tech Training   1,345 · West Africa   461 · Transport   1,147 · Fighter   7,436 · WAAF   464 · 2nd Tactical   2,828 · Coastal   9,145 · Balloon   499 · Flying Training   3,863 · Middle East   13,225 · Army CoOp   634 · SEAC   6,182 · Bomber   58,378
Beneath This Monument are the Names of
Many Airmen & Women Whose Relatives
Wish Their Names to Remain in Perpetuity.
Here Also Rest the Ashes of
Air Vice Marshal D.C.T. Bennett, C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O.
Commander of the Pathfinder Force No. 8 Group, Bomber Command
1910   Requiescant In Pace   1986

 
Location. 50° 21.915′ N, 4° 8.484′ W. Marker is in Plymouth, England, in Devon County. Marker is at the intersection of Osborne Place and Citadel Road, on the left when traveling south on Osborne Place. Touch for map. Located on the Hoe Promenade. Marker is in this post office area: Plymouth, England PL1 2PA, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. National Armada Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Plymouth Naval Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Plymouth Naval Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); a different
Plymouth RAF Monument image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 4, 2018
4. Plymouth RAF Monument
marker also named The Plymouth Naval Memorial (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Drake Memorial (about 90 meters away); The Laboratory on the Hoe (about 90 meters away); Smeaton Lighthouse (about 90 meters away); a different marker also named The Laboratory on the Hoe (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plymouth.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 26, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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